Laurels
Best Tattoo Artists
in Vancouver
2017

Why These Tattoo Artists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored tattoo artists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best tattoo artists in Vancouver, WA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Altered Reality Tattoo

Altered Reality Tattoo is a tattoo shop in Vancouver that has been opened since 2005. Walk-ins are welcome, and consultations are required before an appointment. Deposits are also required, and tattooing prices are about $150 an hour. The shop was the first in the area to use only disposable plastic tattoo tubes, and the staff now uses Cheyenne safety cartridges. The shop’s goal is great customer service. Aftercare instructions and a gallery of the artists’ previous work are available on the website.

Vancouver, WA(360) 882-7878

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Ascending Lotus Tattoo

Ascending Lotus Tattoo is a tattoo and piercing studio that also has artwork available for purchase in store. Located in Vancouver, the studio is open five days a week by appointment only and customers must call for availability. Piercing prices start at $30, and tattoo prices are quoted by the piece and not by the hour. A gallery of the artists’ previous work is available on the company's website.

Vancouver, WA(360) 828-1504

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Columbia Tattoo & Piercing

Columbia Tattoo & Piercing is a body art studio in the Vancouver area. The company takes pride in hosting a safe, ethical, and drug-free environment, and the shop is open seven days a week. Columbia Tattoo & Piercing welcomes walk-ins and appointments, and appointments can be made by texting or emailing a specific artist, whose information is listed on the company's website. Piercings begin at $30, or two for $50 on the same person.

Vancouver, WA(360) 699-3464

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Dark Star Tattoo & Body Piercing

Dark Star Tattoo & Body Piercing is a studio that offers tattoo and body piercing services. The business opened in 1996 in Vancouver. A gallery of the artists’ previous work is available on the website, and the company can be contacted through a form on its website. Past customers said, "Professional, clean, and true artists!" and, "Greg did an awesome job on my first tattoo – it’s beautiful and he made me feel very comfortable!"

Vancouver, WA(360) 735-7745

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Euphoria Tattoo & Piercing

Euphoria Tattoo & Piercing specializes in permanent makeup as well as providing piercings and custom tattoos. The company has two locations, one in Vancouver and one in Portland, and both locations are open seven days a week. All Euphoria piercing artists go through a training course regardless of previous experience. Aftercare instructions and consent forms for Washington and Oregon residents are available on the website.

Vancouver, WA(360) 977-7747

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Forever Tattoo & Piercing

Forever Tattoo & Piercing is a piercing and tattoo shop in Vancouver that opened in 2012. The shop is open seven days a week, and piercing prices begin at $25. The artists have won awards in categories such as “Best Asian” and “Best Cover-Up” at local conventions. Forever Tattoo & Piercing can be contacted through a form on the company website for bookings, and the website often hosts sales and specials.

Vancouver, WA(360) 828-1313

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Hopeless Ink Tattoo

Hopeless Ink Tattoo is a tattoo and piercing studio 15 minutes from Portland in Vancouver. The business is open seven days a week and walk-ins are welcome. The artists of Hopeless Ink Tattoo have over 50 years of combined experience. Prices may vary, and price quotes are available after consultations. The business can be contacted through a form on the website to schedule an appointment. A gallery of the artists’ previous work is available on the website.

Vancouver, WA(360) 213-1818

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Local Boy Tatau

Local Boy Tatau is a full-service, family-friendly tattoo shop that specializes in Polynesian tattoos. The shop in Vancouver is open seven days a week. Local Boy Tatau welcomes both walk-ins and appointments, and deposits for appointments can be made online. In addition to Pacific Islands styles of art, the tattoo artists at Local Boy Tatau can handle lettering and script, American traditional, and neo-traditional, as well as color and photo realism tattoos.

Vancouver, WA(360) 843-0934

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Lunatic Tattoo

Lunatic Tattoo is a tattoo studio that also specializes in tattoo alterations. The shop in Vancouver is open seven days a week. Free consultations are available, and a deposit is required to set up an appointment. The artists of Lunatic Tattoo have been published in many tattoo magazines, including the December 2005 issue of Tattoo Savage. The company's website lists detailed instructions for tattoo care.

Vancouver, WA(360) 253-7169

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New Rose Tattoo

New Rose Tattoo is open seven days a week in Portland. The shop minimum for tattooing services is $80, and the hourly rate is $140 to $160. Consultations are free, but should be scheduled ahead of time, and take between 15-30 minutes. A deposit is needed to reserve an appointment time, and the deposit is non-refundable. Aftercare instructions are available on the website, as well as a gallery of artists’ previous work.

Portland, OR(503) 236-7878

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No Hope No Fear Tattoo Art Studio

No Hope No Fear Tattoo Art Studio is a semi-private tattoo studio in Portland that opened in 2007. Rates vary between $150-$180 an hour, with a one-hour deposit required. The artists work by appointment only, and the company can be contacted through a form on its website to schedule appointments. Merchandise is available for purchase through an online store, and a gallery of the artists’ previous work is available on the studio's website.

Portland, OR(503) 327-8192

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Not Guilty Ink

Not Guilty Ink is a custom tattoo shop that also specializes in piercings and tattoo removal in Vancouver. The locally owned and operated business started in 2011 and is open seven days a week. A gallery of the artists’ previous work is posted on the company's website, and Not Guilty Ink takes pride in the customer service and quality work they provide. The knowledgeable staff uses their experience to make sure your tattoo is completed in a safe and professional manner.

Vancouver, WA(360) 694-9592

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Paramount Tattoo and Body Piercing

Paramount Tattoo and Body Piercing is a tattoo and piercing studio that offers buy one get one free piercing. The company has a store that sells merchandise, glass smoking accessories made in house, and other novelties. The company has been in business for 10 years in Portland. Tattoo consultations are $40, tattooing services are $150 an hour, and piercing services start at $25. The artists also offer graphic design services for $75 an hour. The studio is open six days a week and walk-ins are welcome.

Portland, OR(503) 347-4051

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Skeleton Key Tattoo

Skeleton Key Tattoo is a custom tattoo studio in Portland. The studio uses vegan-friendly inks and tattoo products. Skeleton Key Tattoo was the 2012 Mercury Reader’s Choice Award Winner. The shop is open six days a week, consultations are free, and the shop invites customers to schedule appointments in-shop with a minimum deposit of $60. The hourly rate is $65-$140 an hour, and the staff of Skeleton Key Tattoo speaks English and Spanish. A gallery of the artists’ previous work is available on the studio's website.

Portland, OR(503) 233-4292

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